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Final inspection set for Sylvania Fire Station No. 1

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Dan Schroeder, superintendent for Mosser Construction, peels off the protective tape on the fire pole inside the new Sylvania Fire Station No. 1.

The Blade/Natalie Trusso Cafarello
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Lucas County inspectors are to conduct the final inspection today of Fire Station No.1 in Sylvania, the last step to allow the the building to be occupied.

Mosser Construction Superintendent Dan Schroeder pulled off the protective tape from the just-installed fire pole inside the fire station on Thursday. The new station, at 6633 Monroe St., is part of the Sylvania Township Fire Department, which serves Sylvania city and the township.

Mr. Schroeder and other workers labored to have the last construction tasks completed before the 8,985-square-foot building goes through its final inspections.

The station has already passed some main inspections, including for plumbing, HVAC, and the elevator, Mr. Schroeder said.

Fire Chief Jeffrey Kowalski said an inspector from the Lucas County Building Regulations Department will perform a final walk-through to ensure all aspects of the building, including electrical wiring, are within code and built according to regulations, and the architectural plan. Chief Kowalski expects the inspection to go smoothly and to receive the occupancy permit.

Once the building gets the permit, he said, he expects to have a final walk-through himself, pointing out any loose ends that need tidying-up. He also will perform checks on the building systems. If all goes according to plan, fire crews will move in on Nov. 10 to familiarize themselves with the building and its layout. He plans to host an open house for the public in mid-November when the station is fully operational.

Mosser Construction of Fremont began the project in April. At this point, the total project cost is just below $2.3 million, which includes equipment, cabinets, and internal fixtures. That figure also includes construction costs of $1.9 million. 

Contact Natalie Trusso Cafarello at: 419-206-0356, or ntrusso@theblade.com, or on Twitter @natalietrusso.

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